In the fifth inning of Friday’s game between the Padres and Pirates, San Diego rookie Carlos Asuaje launched his second career home run, a deep blast to right-center field.
The umpires originally ruled that the ball had hit the top of the wall, but replay quickly showed it had in fact cleared the fence and hit a fan in the… well, see for yourself:
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 5, 2017
If you need that slowed down a bit, here’s a painful gif. The poor guy seems to lose the ball in the lights or something and then… let the “ball” jokes commence.
— Trang (@traaang) August 5, 2017
The most devastating part is when the fan reaches over the wall as if to grab the ball, then realizes he has bigger problems to worry about. That delayed sensation will get you.
Hey Padres manager Andy Green, what do you think of that replay?
Now let’s check in on how the fan is doing out there.
Yep, looks about right.